Internet

What is a VPN and Do I Need One?

How Do IP Addresses Work?

 What’s an IP address and how does it work?

Good question—and one that we’re sure has been dominating Google searches as of late. Here are the basics.

Data in the Dark: Our (Glowing) Global Internet Map Tracks Bandwidth, Prices, AWS

Our 2017 Global Internet Map has arrived, turning our internet data into a Tron-inspired visualization of internet bandwidth and connectivity around the globe. Grab your glow sticks—we're going in.

Information Blasts: Six New Stories That The TeleGeography Staff is Reading

What better way to look inside the mind of the TeleGeography analyst than to explore what he or she is reading?

This month, we've got six new stories that we've shared around our office, spanning from explainer videos, to updates on cellcos in the news, to some snazzy maps.

Who Knew the Netherlands Used So Much Wi-Fi? (And Other Stories From Our March Reading List.)

Spring has sprung. If you're a TeleGeographer, that means there are lots of telecoms conferences on the horizon and, subsequently, lots of in-flight reading to get in order.

This month, our reading queue includes lots of mobile stats, a peek inside Microsoft's global network, and a closer look at events rocking South Africa's MTN and China's ZTE Corp.

What is the Internet of Things?

It’s possible that you’ve seen the term Internet of Things thrown around on our site before.

And if you’ve found yourself Googling “What is the Internet of Things?,” look no further. Here’s a quick explanation.

Jio Hits 100 Million Subscribers, Verizon Gets a Discount on Yahoo Purchase

We've had a lot to read this month.

Reliance Jio Telecom, the new operator on the block in India, has released their latest offer, crossing the 100 million subscriber mark.

Then there is the Financial Times report, which takes a long look at Tata, India's largest telco.

And you've probably also heard the buzz on the Verizon/Yahoo acquisition, with Verizon securing a $250 million discount on their purchase.

Staring into the Luminiferous Ether (Or How Ethernet Got its Name)

Last year Ethernet turned 43 – and it remains one of the most widely-used local area network technologies.

And as far as telecoms history goes, few modern tools have a naming story quite like Ethernet’s.

This Month We're Taking a Journey to The Bottom of The Internet

If you thought we weren't going to be reading and sharing stories in 2017 about telecoms, maps, and technology, then you'd be very wrong. Here's a glimpse at what we've been sinking our teeth into this month.

Something in the Way (Data) Moves

For our first-ever spotlight, we’re joined by Senior Analyst Paul Brodsky. Paul speaks with us about how - quite literally - the information we share traverses the internet.